MV Agusta Motorcycles

At the end of World War II MV Agusta released their first motorcycle, a 98cc two-stroke single named simply the '98'. When motorcycle racing resumed in Europe in the fifties MV used their technologically superior machines to secure a foothold in the European market. MV took an "optimal compromise" approach with their consumer motorcycles, focusing on reliability and cheap running costs. So reliable was the 2 seater '83' that in 1959 they offered an astounding 100,000km warranty on the engine. Today MV Agusta produce a range of performance focused street bikes.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Redlines – Magni Black Edition Filo Rosso

Redlines – Magni Black Edition Filo Rosso

As much as I can’t get enough of the modern classic trend sweeping the world of motorcycle manufacturing right now, many of new bikes miss their mark. Technologically they’re amazing, however, no matter how classically inspired they are many fall short of being truly classic looking machines. Instead, we end up with neo-retro…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Interview – Winston Yeh of Roughcrafts

Workshop Interview – Winston Yeh of Roughcrafts

Anyone that follows the custom motorcycle scene will have heard the name ‘Rough Crafts’. What many are likely to be surprised to discover though is that the Rough Crafts workshop is based in Taiwan, a country that is rarely looked to for custom motorcycles. Despite this Rough Crafts founder and lead designer…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gaining Memento – Strato MV Agusta 1090RR

Gaining Memento – Strato MV Agusta 1090RR

Eicma 2016 has been and gone, but it’s left us excited about what the motorcycle industry has in store for us over the next 12 months. Along with the major manufacturers revealing their new or updated models the ‘Start Up and Innovation’ sector of the show unveiled some very interesting concept motorcycles.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Untameable MV Agusta

Untameable MV Agusta

If ever I’ve seen a bike that looks like it could literally tear chunks out of the road this is it! Inspired by the motorcycles of Mad Max Fury Road this is the Officine GP Design “Untameable” MV Agusta Rivale. Last time we heard from the Pozatto brothers they’d just completed their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - BMW K1200RS KAgusta

BMW K1200RS KAgusta

When someone describes a bike as a clean build you usually expect it to be something pretty special and I can tell you this is one of the cleanest I’ve seen. Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Irv Seaver Motorcycles in Orange, California, this K1200RS powered Cafe Racer is the work…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - MV Agusta Brutale Pathos

MV Agusta Brutale Pathos

This year the EICMA celebrated the 70th installment of the International Motorcycle Exhibition and as always it attracted some of Europe’s best builders showing off their latest custom motorcycle creations. One bike which generated a huge amount of interest at the show was from Italian workshop Officine GP Designs. Using an MV Agusta Brutale as a base GP have…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Shinya Kimura MV Agusta 750 S America

Shinya Kimura MV Agusta 750 S America

Another work of art from the master of metal, Shinya Kimura. Looking at the picture blow I’m gonna have to say it’s an improvement. I love the hand formed look of the steel on Shinya’s bikes and the beautifully organic lines he creates. The way that exhaust sweeps up is so subtle…

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